Photo released by Islamic State purports to show bomb that downed Russian jet

The latest issue of the Islamic State militant group’s online propaganda magazine claims to show the bomb that brought down the Russian jet in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula more than two weeks ago.

The image, which includes a Schweppes Gold can and other apparent components of improvised explosives, could not independently verified. The Islamic State’s Sinai affiliate asserted responsibility for the downing of the jet on Oct. 31; 224 people were killed.

  • Maneki-neko


    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Holy Schweppes, Batman!
      Can you say short sell?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Pineapple Schweppes?
    Why do we not have that flavor?

    • canminuteman

      I had to look again after your comment because I have never heard of that before. I thought it was schweppes dark ginger ale, which is quite good. I wouldn’t mind trying that though.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Fuck that!
        Everyone knows the best ginger ale is Canada Die.

  • canminuteman

    There is nothing improvised about that. They have a commercial detonator and presumably a can of c4 or equivalent. Although they need a power source to make the detonator function and with only a toggle switch it would be a suicide bomb, although knowing the crazy ragheads it could well have been that.

    • Shebel

      Home Depot sells those detonators. I have WHOLE bunch out back.

  • Exile1981

    Even if the can is full of c4 that should not have been enough to bring the jet down. It had to be much bigger for the size of blast the debris field suggests.

  • I knew that sugary soft drinks will kill you- but suddenly and in lots of 200 or more?!?!